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Ashoka Changemakers Together Towards Tomorrow Challenge 2024

Ashoka Changemakers Together Towards Tomorrow Challenge 2024

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Ashoka Changemakers Together Towards Tomorrow Challenge 2024

Join the global innovation challenge: Together Towards Tomorrow, a collaboration between Ashoka and HSBC, which invites changemakers from around the world with initiatives that unite people across generations to activate young people as leaders. They’re on the hunt for innovative solutions that promote equitable collaboration, connecting young minds with their inner purpose. Is your venture centered on a solution that fosters social connections between generations, amplifies youth leadership, and shapes an alternative future? They want to hear from you!

They are looking for:

  • Solutions that enable young people to take charge, actively identifying their strengths and passions. With this self-awareness, they lead the charge in effecting positive change within their communities.  
  • Solutions that promote equity by fostering intergenerational social connections, mutual learning and empathy, ensuring that young people have an equal opportunity to lead and effect change. This inclusive approach allows young people to access the collective wisdom and resources of all generations, amplifying their impact and sustaining their commitment to changemaking.  
  • Solutions that foster agency among youth by catalyzing them to take ownership of their ideas, actions, and impact. As a result, young individuals develop the confidence and autonomy needed to lead changemaking efforts, ultimately becoming lifelong changemakers.  


All eligible applicants will receive:

  • Receive feedback from Ashoka and/or HSBC representatives.
  • Have a chance to connect with a community changemakers through this challenge (by providing/receiving feedback, and meeting them through community events).

Early Entry Applicants will receive:

  • Those who get their application in by June 3rd 2024 will have the chance to be selected as Early Entry Winners.
  • All Early Entry Applicants will receive feedback ahead of the final entry deadline.
  • 3 Early Entry Winners will be awarded $1,500 each  
  • Note: Being selected as an early entry winner does not mean that you will be selected as a final challenge winner. 

All semifinalists and finalists will:

  • Get a chance to refine their applications based on feedback from Ashoka, HSBC, and their peers.
  • Have the opportunity to learn from Ashoka, HSBC, and its networks, and have additional learning opportunities as part of the journey.

Winners Awards: They seek to ensure diverse representation in our winners, covering as many focus areas, ages, and geographic regions as possible. 

Prizes Structure:  

  • Up to 12 winners, will receive a minimum of $15,000 and up to $25,000.  
  • They will select a minimum of 3 winners at Early Stage (0-3 years since registration), and a minimum of 3 winners that are at an Established Stage (3+ years since registration).
  • The top winner in each of these two categories will receive a prize of $25,000.

Check: Ernest Solvay Fund 2024 (Grants of Up to €10,000)

Eligibility for Together Towards Tomorrow Challenge

  • Open to individuals driving impact in Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam.
  • Your leadership structure requires at least one member born in 1994 or later, who has held a leadership position for at least 12 months. If your organization is less than one year old, at least one founding member must be born in or after 1994.
  • Entries must be submitted in English and an Applicant is not allowed to submit more than one application.
  • Employees of HSBC, advertising agencies, promotion agencies and other service providers for this Challenge, their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, regardless of where they reside) are not eligible.
  • Partners or past HSBC challenge winners or initiatives that are already financed or supported by HSBC, its affiliates, subsidiaries or joint ventures are not eligible.

Also Check: Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2025

Additional Criteria

  • Your venture must be at an early- or mid- stage.
  • Your initiative must be incorporated (as a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid organization).  
  • You must be 18 or above at the time of submitting this application.
  • Entries will only be accepted in English (winners will be expected to engage in activities that require English proficiency). 
  • If your solution has not been implemented at scale; you must have a clear business plan and a minimum-viable solution (prototype, pilot, or another proof of concept).
  • Only one application per individual/venture will be accepted.

Application for Together Towards Tomorrow Challenge

Apply by July 1, 2024 for a chance to win up to $25,000 and connect with a global community of Changemaker.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 July,2024
OrganizerAshoka Changemakers



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